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at the bills of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard-earned money. we spent author peter sweitzer to our nation's capitol to take us inside america's biggest boom town. take a look. >> washington, d.c., the nation's capitol. the seat of federal power. increasingly a town that is is very rich. the local native american named the river platomic which means where goods are offloaded or where tribute is paid. today that tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that floods into this city every year. well one out of every six americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. you are going to discover that washington, d.c. a down that used to be a towfn
of "hannity". for the next hour we are taking a look at the business of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard earned money. we spent author peter switzer to our nation's capital to take us inside this new american boom town. take a look. >> today the tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of tax payer money that floods into this city every year. >> while one out of every 6 americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water, seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region. washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. >> you are going to discover that washington, d.c., a town that used to be a town of sleepy bureaucrats is now a town of moz ratty deal moz rot at this deal fine wine luxurious homes and luxurious shops. it's a washington, d.c. a lot of people
it on government spending cuts and stories like this. bus tires are slashhed and disabled kids are stranded in the middle of the union driver strike should unions be blaming themselves? i am dave asbin. welcome to forbes on fox. steve, and elizabeth and rick and mike and bill. steve, who do unions have to blame for >> the public sector salaries are unaffordable . private sector, people are find figure you want real growth, you can't be strangle in the work rules. in chicago, unions made a few concessions because conventions are saying we'll not come and can't get anything done. >> there is a sense that the unions care more about the political power than jobs. look at what happened to boeing 747 and twinkies . american airlines. they went bankrupt. >> i will not deny that unions haven't played a roll in shooting themselves in the foot. they did to some deagree. you do find that 50 percent of it was due to anticollective bargaining agreements that we are seeing in the states . right to work legislation . these things are taking a toll. we are seeing the thing that is unions spent so many year
yesterday with one reference to the deficit. if no debt limit is reached, however, the government could default on its obligations within weeks so watch that story. martha: well, this is an interesting one. pro golfer, phil mickelson, doing a little bit of backpedaling today saying he regrets the public comments he made on the issue of his taxes in california. mickelson said he may move out when he made the original comments, of the state, because all taxes combined end up to more than 60% tax rate. now he is telling fox news contributor jim gray, quote, finances and taxes are a personal matter and i should not have made a opinions of, on them public. i apologize to those who i have upset or insulted and i assure you i intend not to let it happen again. why would he feel the need to do that? stuart varney, joins me, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, this is an interesting one. >> it really is. the left beat up on phil mickelson big-time because he complained about all the tax money he has now got to pay. specifically you had, basically the left is saying
: will america buy that we the people is now we the government. we will report. you will decide. >>brian: one guy i know does buy it. it looks like he'll have his media in the corner with the president of the united states. this network executive heard an article telling the president to pulverize and destroy republicans. you can go for their throats. we see him sunday with bob schieffer. we can't make this up. we'll review it only for you on "fox & friends." >>steve: it is the coldest day of the winter so far here in new york city. that is why it was a good decision to go indoors today. >>gretchen: you know even though i grew up in minnesota, i hate the cold weather. so let's pretend it is 90 degrees and go for it. >>brian: yesterday 600,000 people happy yesterday was a little warmer. it was at a minimum 800,000 shy from four years prior. the balls that followed, the parade that ensued. it's always a great day in america. >>gretchen: for me, beyonce. i see that you and i slept together again last night. >>brian: do you mean purple? >>gretchen: sure. let's do headlines. three americans were unfor
to the korean government. the north last month successfully launched a satellite that put it into orbit. it was a test of technology that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting targets as far as away as the u.s. north korea's top governing the body, the national defense commission, warned today of another test coming of a higher level they say. and their declaration in part says a new phase of the anti-u.s. struggle that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the core reason people. setting the u.s. requires force not words as jungle law as the rule of its survival. reference to higher level nuclear test most likely refers to a device made from highly-enriched uranium which is easier to miniaturize and mount as a warhead, martha. martha: very strong words, steve. so what is the u.s. reaction to all this? >> reporter: so far no reaction from the state department or the u.s.. the u.s. envoy was in seoul and held a news conference and he told reporters this. quote, whether north korea tests or not it is up to north korea. we ho
branches of government and some of the articles of constitution coming into play, it was, really, a celebration of our government, our democracy, and our historic traditions. when it came to the president's speech that was different. i agree with what ed said and some of us said earlier, the president said, i campaigned on a bunch of issues and i intend to redeem those promises i made. i will keep the promises. there was talk of common ground but, shep, what he was saying was, common ground, coming together on his terms, whether it was support for entitlements, whether it was women's issues, gay rights, immigration reform, voting rights, gun control, he was basically saying, i won. >>shepard: you are putting women's rights and some of the others all in a partisan matter? he talked about protecting the children from newtown, the way you go about that is a matter of political debate, but you way you get women's equal pay is something for partisan debate but one side or the other does not believe that women are worth less than men because their chromosomes are different. >>chris: i
later. >> thousands of egyptians went back to tahrir square today to protest new government. witnesses say some demonstrators threw stones at the cops who fired back with tear gas. officials say violence across the country killed at least four people and injured close to 400. of course, egypt is very important partner of the united states. in fact, we just sent them four new f 16 fighter jets like these. part of an aid package worth about a billion dollars a year "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. jonathan, in many ways, egypt doesn't seem any more stable now than it was two years ago. >> tough to argue against that, shep, when you see the tens of thousands on the streets of egypt, major cities today. protesting the government of muslim brotherhood president mohammed mohammed morsi. the protesters say that morsey has done nothing to fix the mess of the egyptian economy. and he has also rewritten the constitution in outright power grab. to them, the protesters, nothing has changed in the past two years except swap ago secular dictatorship for a religious one. former
government in an effort to stamp out islamic extremists. in jerusalem connor powell, fox news. >>> back here at home the fight over gun control continues. the president's gun initiative faces an uncertain future and divided congress. president obama may hit a serious opposition from members of his own party. >> the will to change gun laws in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet political realities. paul vowed to nullify the 23 executive actions signed last week. diane fine stein plans to introduce a new assault weapon and extended magazine ban. >> leader reed says he intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor. chairman lay sehey talked about having hearings right away. i think you will see action quickly. >> there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, louisiana, ohio, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assault weapons ban passed in 94 democrats lost control of the house all of which suggest compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect all of it to pass i
at the crossroads of constant fighting between rebels and government forces. >> well, gregg, back home now, illinois joining a growing list of states that will soon allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. governor pat quinn expected to sign the bill into law today. supporters say the proposal is a matter of public safety and facial recognition technology will help prevent fraud there are critics and those critics say that there have been hundreds of fraud cases, in fact, in the three other states that do allow undocumented immigrants to drive. those being new mexico, washington, and utah. the noncitizens will be able to obtain a three year temporary license and must also buy insurance. >> and some new developments in the gun control debate moving forward on multiple fronts. some senate democrats are pushing a sweeping assault weapons band. the vice president joe biden is championing universal background checks. this week, a senate which i hearing -- committee hearing testimony from the gabriel giffords. peter doocy reporting from washington. >> more than 157 kinds of military style assau
knot of corporations and big government and guys that economically cease from that we get to the heart of the problem. >> this is now the foundation. this is how things are done. >> right. >> very few people seem to be aware of it and that for them becomes wow, we have to really change the system. i think it will take a lot of pain before people wake up. >> i think you are right, sean. remember with the mainstream media at least with several members of the media they are part this of eco system. they live in washington, d.c. they like -- >> sean: they want access. they are out at the business and the parties. the very things we don't go to. you dragged me, you you and bright bart. breitbart. >> and i ran out of town as quick as i could. it has been a very informative hour. important stuff. good work. we will continue it and follow up in the days, weeks, months to come. >> peter thank you and steve thank you. and that is all the time we have left. i also want to thank all of you for watching. let not your heart be troubled. the news continues here on fox. and hope you have a great capti
trip to visit turkey and government officials in the u.s. and abroad are now getting involved in her disappearance the family is not waiting about this. they're going overseas to look for her. david lee miller is live in the new york city newsroom with the latest. what do we know about this. >> reporter: she was supposed to return to the united states exactly one year ago today from a vacation in turkey. as you just heard she never arrived. relatives say the staten island, new york, woman was planning to take the trip with a friend who canceled. she was going to take the trip alone and her husband went to turkey to try to find her. before leaving he described the anguish of the last few days. >> don't have appetite. you can't sleep. you wake up crying. your mind is all over the place. even still though, despite all that you, you have a hope, you know and you hold onto that hope. >> reporter: two sons, ages nine and 11 about been told, mommy missed her flight and daddy has gone to get her. her family says it is very unusual for her to disappear without saying a single word. >> oh, my
that high school students in washington, d.c. soon will not be required to take u.s. government class? here are some of the responses. dan tweeted us as saying why would we want future voters to be informed citizens of this country to know the constitution that keeps them free? and jim from virginia e-mailed thomas jefferson said a democracy can only survive in an educated electorate. if we keep this up we will lose the system we were built upon. finally blaine tweets us considering how bad our government acts if we keep teaching how it should operate, it will only get worse. thank everybody who responded. "fox & friends" starts right now. have a good day. >>alisyn: good morning. today is thursday, january 24. hillary clinton on the hot seat answers questions with more questions. >> the fact is we have four dead americans. was it because of protester because some guys decided to go for a walk. what difference does it make? >>alisyn: you're going to want to hear this. >>steve: you're going to want to see this. that right there is an american plane with an egyptian flag on it leaving yesterda
government investigators. i think this is a bad pweufplt >>brian: she says the bill is not intended to take your gun away but to improve gun safety. do you see her point of view? >> i don't. once again, as with any piece of gun legislation, what happens is the criminals obviously will completely ignore this and only law-abiding citizens would follow this law. and, therefore, only law-abiding citizens would have their privacy violated. >>brian: of course any criminal who wants to target a house who can get ahold of this list will say we should or shouldn't go there because there is a gun and that might tip them off. we saw that in new york with this newspaper publishing all the addresses. absolutely. if you look at it in the reverse as well, if they look at the list and see a family does not have a firearm, of course that might become a target as well. >>brian: are you an army of one on this? or do you feel as though a lot of people support you? >> i think the majority of the missouri legislature will favor my opinion on this. i can tell the good people of the state of missouri that this bil
we've got an infrastructure project, it doesn't cost the government virtually a dime, it's private sector money and yet, they're upholding it and it doesn't make sense. >> paul: still ahead, pro golfer phil mickelson under fire after suggesting he may leave california for a more tax friendly local. some states he might want to consider when we come back. e.. little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serus allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a h
the government billions of dollars. there should be a smokers appreciation day where nonsmokers should give us meals and thank us getting off the street to allow them to live their lives. >> bob: at nursing home, father and mother at a nursing home, nobody was smoking. nobody went out of the wheelchair. >> andrea: theyed a oxygen and would blow up. if you don't die and you hang around, the government doesn't want to pay your healthcare bill. now they have the hands in healthcare. >> bob: you are saying this is the death panel? i understand that -- we got the point. how much more do you have to drill it in? we understand that smoking is unhealthy for us. we get it. i smoke cigars. greg smokes cigarettes. the rest of the wusses don't smoke anything. >> greg: dana does crack. >> bob: she does. that's right. >> eric: what you are missing is over time our life expectancies are growing. so whereas 75 or 80 years old ureport@foxnews.com cut those years off your life in ten to 15, 20 years, you may be living to 85-90. so 50s and 60s could be 60s and 70s. 63 years ago, 63 was life expectancy. now it's
not be qualified for medicaid or any government assistance until they got in the line and process. put in the back of the line, they are fine. they have to pay back the taxes. the reality, you are not going to do anything with the 11 million. republicans can say all they want about it, the anti-immigration republicans say all they want but a fool's game. they can't stop it. >> greg: the fear here is we want people to come here and love america. we want people to understand freedom. not free stuff. this is a country, not a game show where the point, the moment you walk in you get stuff. my fear is that ethnic politics has changed the country so it's not a melting pot. it's a pie of preferences. it's no longer the u.s.. it's you versus me. you are not an american. you are a black or hispanic. you are gay. you are straight. that's what worries me. we may be sacrificing this idea of patriotism in american unity before -- we have to teach people who are coming here why this place is special. >> kimberly: to love it. >> greg: it's not about the free stuff. it's about the freedom. >> kimberly: i agree. >
government, you've got to stand up under difficult circumstances. susan rice wrote an op-ed for "the washington post" saying she was picked to go on to five sunday talk shows because mrs. clinton had a grueling week because of the attack. as i say, franklin roosevelt had a pretty grueling week too. but if you're not up to being able to handle the responsibilities, that says something too. >>brian: about whether you can be an effective president or not. al qaeda on the rise, on the run. we've decimated al qaeda. we've heard it all. in reality, they're all over north africa, coming back in iraq and their presence is seen in afghanistan. what is the message? >> well, i think one message is president obama doesn't get it. i was absolutely stunned in his inaugural address -- stunned to her him use a phrase associated with nevill chamberlain, peace in our time. i'm in london, so it's something people remember here. it is a phrase associated with the appeasement of the nazis in world war ii. and yet president obama used that. he said we were ending a decade of war. obviously the enemy didn'
in the process of government as well. read into that, put pressure on republican members of congress to help advance the president's agenda. now, what it comes to this idea of how the two parties will work together, we've seen some things happen differently, particularly around the fiscal cliff, the way the president and vice president negotiated with mitch mcconnell and that went through the house. there is some indication the president may have found a way around the majority in the house, which gives republican senators -- rather democrat senator charles schumer, the inaugural chairman, hope that maybe things will work better in the future. i talked to him the other day. he says he has adopted, because he's running the show, a mantra of faith in america's future, as the theme, telling me he does think things will get a little better in terms of working together over the next few years. >> we've always had periods of time, this is one, where people say we'll never overcome these problems. they're so different than the others. but the american people are practical, optimistic, problem solvi
attempt to undermine the national security of the iranian government by being involved in house churches from 2001 to 2005. >>steve: our state department saying -- quote -- "we called in the iranian authorities to respect mr. abidini's human rights to release him." >>gretchen: media matters waging a war against fox news reportedly using now weapons to protect its founder, according to the daily caller, he gave his okay to buy guns using the group's money. at least one was given to brock's assistant who didn't have a concealed carrying permit but carried it any way. >>brian: president obama talks football and injuries saying -- quote -- "i'm a big football fan. but if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football." does the president have a valid point about the toll the sport takes on players or is this a slap in the face to the game itself? joining us is a former star running back and a tremendous college football analyst. craig, what are your thoughts about the president weighing in on this? >> brian, good morning. first of all, i was glad to hear the pres
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